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    November 4, 2012
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everyday, what is our higher purpose? are we just here t go through our own monday daily exercises? or do we believe in higher values or higher purpose? think about what that is, and vote about it on tuesday. why are we here? what does it mean? stand up for it. and let the nonsense roll off your backs. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. ohio in a state. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in cleveland. let me start with this. the closeness of this election tells you something about our country, how divided it. as you look at rockefeller
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center in new york, consider the national polling. the north, midwest and west back obama. the south is with romney, or is against obama. you can see this division as it works its way down from southwest pennsylvania, including part of ohio, down through west virginia. you see it in the agitation that romney and his forces are working in their ads and speeches. donald trump, who says is president is an illegal immigrant, now doing robocalls for romney. john sununu keeps calling the president lazy and un-american. and topping it off, we heard romney out here in ohio today saying the president is bent on, get this, revenge. let's begin tonight with my interview with vice president biden. i started with that high octane issue of auto production right here in ohio. >> thank you, mr. vice president, for this time. here we are in ohio.
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what do you make of this republican ad that's been out there running for romney saying that chrysler is going to take jeep out of this state and send it to china? >> here are the people right in this state, toledo and other places, just back up on their feet, jeep is hiring people and they put out an ad saying that barack obama sent chrysler bankrupt so the italians could buy it. and it's just flat false. the most cynical play i've seen. there was an editorial in the "denver post" saying this goes to character. it is not just a lie. it goes to character. >> what does it say about romney's character? >> it says they don't have much character at all and the idea that these guys -- look, chris, they're running away from everything. on that debate, i thought romney was going to endorse obama.
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they changed everything from the ryan plan. now they're running away from the ryan budget, which is what they were going to herald as the second coming. there they are designed to play on the fears of people. it really is kind of scurrilous. these people are finally back on their feet. there's no chance their job is going to go to china. >> even when the fact checkers come out and check them and objectively say these ads are wrong, like the one on welfare, totally wrong, what do you think about the romney campaign saying, run it any way? >> when we were doing this -- i think they think that if they spent a couple million bucks or $20 million bucks around the country on these ads that that will swamp free press. >> so in other words, all the fact checking in the world can't
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catch up. >> that's in their thinking. >> let me ask about the storm. >> the president was up there with governor christie. what does that tell you? you say, i might see in guy five hours a day? what does it tell you that we don't see that coolness under fire? >> by the way, it is cool. look at what this guy came into office with. look what he inherited and he's steady. i literally get to be the last guy in the room with him. not a joke. literally. literally, i've never once seen this guy falter. i've never -- he's never once in my presence said joe, what do you think the politics of this are? he makes a judgment, he listens. he cuts through all the mularkey. and now that he's mastered the bureaucracy -- it is different. i was in the senate 37 years and came up to the white house. it is a different deal,
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bureaucracy. now he is talking with homeland security and the rest and after it is all over, and one of the principals in our administration said, do you want us working with con ed? we usually don't do this? he says to leon, the secretary of defense, can you get generators in to con ed? we'll worry about how you pay for it later. let's get this up and running. he just cuts through. he makes a decision and he stands by what he does. in contrast to governor romney, you never know where he is. everything with him depends. depends on the moment, the time. this guy makes a decision, chris. as i said it before, he has a backbone like a ramrod. he stands by what he says, he lives by what he says. >> the way he chose to go after bin laden, the decision to
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rescue the auto industry. when he makes those decisions, everybody else sees cool on the outside. what can you see? >> i see a guy who starts off and the questions he asks are about how this can affect real people. not a joke. not a joke. >> so not another obama? it is all straight. >> it is all straight. here's the deal. on the automobile rescue, he said, how can you let an iconic industry go under? what does that say about the country? there's a million people going to lose their jobs. so the question was, he didn't think it was better, the 60% it wouldn't work, but how could you not take the chance? >> bipartisan got a huge applause here. people seem to want that. romney seems to want by bipartisanship. you got real close to a deal last year with john boehner. if you get re-elected, how do you get back to making it work, like it did up here in the storm country of jersey, where everybody seemed to be working
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together, across party lines? >> i think the fever will have broken. you have the tea party wing controlling the party. i said this before, we need a republican party. we need leaders that can control their party and i think you're going to see the fever break. you're going to see obama's re-elected, the idea we can't let that happen is done. now it's going to be okay, man, we just got to get something -- i'm not going to tell you who -- i've already been talking -- >> the reasonable people that we grew up with, they left, they're gone. they passed away. >> but there's still some solid republican conservatives who understand what principled conservative means and they're not wrapped up in idealogical purity. i think there's a dozen republican senators, and i think
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i can name 2 1/2, 3 dozen house members who, once this election is over, they get a get out of jail free card. up to now, it's been if you don't stick with this hard right edge thing, we're going to primary you. if you don't stick with it -- you saw it when jerry falwell took control of the republican party. you saw it when newt gingrich first came in. the fever breaks. >> nord kwist -- >> right. but instead of signing a pledge with norquist, they should level the playing field. and mark my words, this is going to happen. mark my words, when this is all over, we both understand politics, all those house and senate members, they're going to start saying hey, man, i no longer have an obligation to stick with the right of my party to say we're going to defeat this guy. he's there four more years, let's get something done. i really believe you'll see movement.
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>> the election is in hours from now. nobody knows what is going to happen. you know more than i know. you had finegan here, your granddaughter. take a minute and explain the history of this election, what it is going to mean in going one direction or the other direction, obama and you or romney/ryan, what is the big stake here? >> i have explained it to finegan. she's asked the question. the big stake is whether or not we decide that there are a few people, powerful people, good people, but powerful people, economically, politically in every other way who are the ones enlightened to make the decisions about the country. or do you have any faith in the people that we grew up with? i really mean it. that is the fundamental difference. they don't think education -- it's an afterthought to them. the middle class is built on education and the country is built on ingenuity.
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we want to invest in those things. they really don't think that's necessary. those are side issues to them. they think as long as you give massive tax cuts to the wealthy, that will generate an environment which -- look, it's how they are about offshoring and all those issues. they look at it, when you talk to them privately, it's a global economy, so it doesn't matter where you make money, as long as your shareholders do well, everything will work. look, we have stake holders that live in north philadelphia and out here in cleveland. it matters where you grow the economy. it matters whether you grow it here in cleveland and ohio. it matters whether people are able to have access to a college education. it matters whether they can own their own home and not rent. it's the stuff of which this country is built. it really is. >> last question, how close is it going to be on tuesday night? >> look, i don't want to jinx myself. >> then don't.
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what do you think is going to happen? >> i think we're going to win. i don't think it's going to be close in the electoral college. i think we're going to win clearly and i think we're going to win this state, ohio. i've been in here 23, 24 days, i think we're going to win iowa, wisconsin, nevada, new hampshire. i think we've got an even chance of winning virginia and florida. so it could be a big win. it also could be close. but the firewall here of ohio, wisconsin, iowa -- >> talk to your stake holders. tell them what they should do on tuesday. >> if you can vote early, vote earlier. but don't just vote, bring your mom, your dad, bring your cousin, knock on the door of your neighbor. let me tell you something, the middle class depends on it. it literally depends on it, in my opinion. >> vice president joe biden, thank you for your time. good luck.
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north carolina and colorado look pretty tough. coming up, where does the race stand? we have the results of the latest and last poll before the election. that's next. and we have our top people here tonight. chuck todd, howard fineman, eugene robinson and others. the big question is about big bill. if president obama does win re-election tuesday night, the person he can thank the most perhaps probably is the guy he was campaigning with in new hampshire, bill clinton, the big dog could be the one who pulls him over the finish line. and guess who on the romney team is bad mouthing chris christie? the governor of new jersey. saying he worked well with obama on storm relief out of anger, that he, chris christie, was jilted at the last minute for vice president. let me finish with who is the best bet to bring us together afterwards. this is "hardball." the place for politics. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego.
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so let's check the "hardball" score board. in iowa, new poll from the des moines register has obama in lead bay solid 5. in pennsylvania, ppp shows the president with a six-point lead. and in new hampshire, where the poll has the race tied even. 48 all, which explains why the president went today and romney is going in tomorrow. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. ♪ make it worth watching. ♪ the new 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit.
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now, both candidates were in the battleground states today. the president in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. all today. and romney in iowa, ohio, pennsylvania and virginia. here's part of their closing arguments of both candidates. let's look. >> what makes this rally and all your work that much more inspiring is you're doing it because you care about america. i mean, paul and i have not promised you a bigger check from the government and we haven't promised to take from some people to redistribute to you. >> it's not just a choice between two candidates or two parties, it's a choice between two different visions for america. between a return to the top down policies that crashed our economy and an economy that's built from the middle out and the bottom up and creates a strong growing middle class.
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>> where does the race stand right now? chuck, and then howard, give us your assessments how this race stands just a few hours away? >> it feels here -- look, the campaign is a campaign of demographics versus enthusiasm. the romney campaign, and excuse me for almost saying the kerry campaign. i will explain that in a minute. the romney campaign believes enthusiasm is on their side and will make up some ground. the obama campaign, they believe that the basic structure of the -- of these states favors them. that you're going to have a white-to nonwhite election and
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because of the huge number of hispanic voters, there is impossible for mitt romney to get a majority. that's what we have here. in the last 72 hours, it feels as if, and our polling may have caught it, that there is -- this the president caught the last break. you can say it's sandy, but he caught the last break and if there is anybody with a little bit of an advantage, it appears he's got it, ever so slightly. >> that's obama. howard? >> before i came on the air, i checked in with the top guns in both campaigns. the top people. my sense is trying to read between the lines of the e-mails and phone calls, that the obama people are a little more confident right now. the romney people keep harping on pennsylvania, on the idea if they can't win ohio's 18 electoral votes they can substitute it with 20 from pennsylvania. that's why bill clinton is going to pennsylvania tomorrow. i've been told that the
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president is not going to pennsylvania. in terms of barometers of confidence, the obama people are confident b enough about the flanking maneuver romney is trying in pennsylvania not to bother second the president there. the president will be in ohio tomorrow, which is his center of gravity and has been from the beginning. chuck mentioned demographic reasons. that's the college reason. without ohio and pennsylvania, it is virtually impossible for romney to get it done. >> i can give you the same reporting. they don't want to create a big upset, we can do it thing. >> if it were really that close, chris, they would send him. they would send them. >> let's take a look at this michael smerconish's article. it was a very well written article and got nothing but anger from white people.
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just before hurricane sandy, hit, ann coulter called our sitting president a retard. sarah palin called it a shuck and jive schtik. we saw how angry people were. there was anti-black racist sort of argument going on. i believe there's been a lot of it around the edges. i think romney has been responsible for it, but today he said obama's campaign is about revenge. a call for revensven goran e re. your thoughts? >> not to mention the line that he used we did a clip of about handing out checks.
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the handing out checks is an old mean going back to the days of ronald reagan and before that. even back to the '70s. so i think that what interested me was that michael told me just what a storm of hatred his own column unleashed today, which is very interesting. i think what's going on, on the fringes of the republican side and you can see it from the polling, there's more intensity on the republican side. not as many strong supporters of romney as obama, but those who are for romney are very strong. but the irony is they're strong for him not because they like him, they're strong for mitt romney because they intensely dislike the president. if you dig down to the bottom of that -- >> well, the geography here, the north, the west, the midwest all support obama but the south intensely dislike him. >> that's why the national poll numbers are as close as it is, because barack obama is through the floor in the south. and it could end up that the
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south will be solid once again. it's an enduring feature of politics that goes back to the civil war and slavery, and it's still there. >> let me ask chuck, it could take something out for me. to colorado it be that the president, knowing that he could never get electoral votes in the south, spend a little time in the last four years cultivating a strong minority support among i have the white voters? >> i guess i take issue he didn't do it. he spent a lot of time in north carolina and florida. i am surprised he didn't spend more time in the state of georgia, a state that is under certain scenarios, all of the growth when you look at the census, the african-american and hispanic growth in the state of georgia. there's a lot of things he could have done differently, when it comes to building different and
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better coalitions in washington, finding his own versions of moderate republicans to come with him. if he wines a second term, the question is, did he learn lessons from that? did # are there better ways of going about building these coalitions? and maybe are there better ways of building coalitions outside of washington, trying to go to certain places and certain states and trying to overperform in certain states. >> if the president does squeak out a victory tuesday night, and people believe we will, because of things he did, killing bin laden, helping out hispanic kids brought to this country at an early age, these are things he did, the thing he did with governor christie the other day, these are actual doing things. does he learn that lesson? >> i think the lesson is, if he wins one of the top two or three factors will be the auto rescue. that is key to ohio.
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if he keeps ohio, it's because of the automobiles and the fact that you can see automobiles on the street. you can see chrysler and dodge and gm cars. that's tangible and that is 1 out of 8 workers in ohio. probably his best piece of tangible legislation. >> the one thing that you're getting at here, chris, what smerconish found out the hard way, the losing side is going to feel very aggrieved. this is not going to be like 2000 or 2004, which ever side feels like they lose this election, they aren't going to feel like they lost fair and square. they will believe it was taken from them. they're not going to believe the result they saw. that's going to make governing for the winner extraordinarily difficult. >> i agree with you. thank you very much, chuck todd. thanks for coming on. next, will farrell says he'll do anything to get you to vote. anything. >> if you agree to vote in this
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year's election, i will personally give you a tattoo. fair warning, i do not know how to draw. >> more of that next. and this is a picture of rockefeller plaza in new york. it's been transformed into democracy plaza. for election night. this is "hardball," the place for politics. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d
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back to "hardball." and this is the "sideshow." both mitt romney and president obama are using the last two days of campaigning to make a final pitch to voters in the states that could decide it. let's look at the sights and sounds of today. >> hello, new hampshire! >> that's quite an iowa welcome. >> thank you so much. >> i know some of you came here early and it's getting a little
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cold. but folks from new hampshire are tough. we made real progress, florida, these past four years. >> you've watched what happened over the last four years with an independent voice. you hoped that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't. and i will. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. al qaeda is on the run. osama bin laden is dead. >> the choice of the american people can lead to one of two very different destinations. >> here is your choice. you've got ideas that we've tried and didn't work. and you have ideas that we tried that did work. so you think it would be a clear choice. >> paul ryan and i will limit government instead of limiting the dreams of our fellow americans. >> our fight goes on because america does best when everybody has a fair shot. >> do you want four more years like the last four years or do
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you want real change? >> change comes when we live up to this country's legacy of innovation. >> two days, two days and we got to work. >> new hampshire, in two days. >> florida, in two days. you've got a choice to make. >> i need your vote and your help. >> i'm sorry, i couldn't her you. are you fired up? >> don't you love the way that romney runs as if he's the american candidate for president? i just love that. next, it's bill maher with the reasons he's starting to see the finish coming. >> i know it has to end, i just don't want it to. only four days left in this campaign means there's only time for five more reincarnations of mitt romney. >> 2012 may be remembered as the election where one candidate was suspected of not being born in america and the other was suspected of not being born on earth. >> when future historians ask, mitt romney, how did we get
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this shameless weather vane? the answer will be, the other choices were rick perry, newt gingrich, rick santorum. at the end of the day, the tea party had spoken. so they nominated mitt romney. >> you heard maher joking that romney is so out of touch he's from outer space. check out this tweet from john kerry. quote, surprised to run into mitt in ohio, a snapshot of some makeshift robot. and actor will farrell stepped up his campaign for obama in a new web video with a list of questionable incentives to encourage people to vote. >> if you agree to vote in this year's election i will personally give you a tattoo. fair warning, i do not know how to draw. i'll do a dance just for you.
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that was just a taste. if you want the full buffet, you're going to have to vote. if you vote, i'll eat anything you tell me to. garbage, hair, human under -- human toe nails. underpants. i don't care. vote obama. it's a slam dunk. i made you this. it's an owl. who, who. >> convinced? up next, clinton the closer. if president obama wins on tuesday night, he can thank former president bill clinton. he may be the one to push president obama over the top. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. n't hurt, ri? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum.
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he's been a good commander in chief, a good decider in chief, a proven cooperator.
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because he's got better plans for the future, because you and your children and our country will be better off, i strongly recommend we re-elect the next president of the united states, the current president of the united states, our president, barack obama! >> welcome back to "hardball." two biggest stars of the democratic party, the president and the former president campaigning together. president obama made note of the power of the former president and his secretary of state hillary clinton today. let's listen to the president. >> let me just say president clinton has been traveling all across the country for this campaign. he has been breaking it down so well that people tell me i should ask him to be secretary of explaining stuff. the only clinton working harder
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than him is our secretary of state, hillary clinton! >> joan walsh is author of "what's the matter with white people?" david corn is author of the new ebook, "47%, uncovering the video that rocked the romney election." by the way, david did uncover that 47% video. first of all, joan, when i hear bill clinton, i hear strains of wendell whelky losing his voice in that 1940 race. where he almost beat roosevelt, remember? it was heroic. he was the closest to ever almost beat roosevelt. but here you have bill clinton out there today basically adding something. he does something when he shows up with obama. it seems like it's more than one or two, it's like maybe a five. >> they're larger than the sum of their parts. you're absolutely right. i was just looking at that video
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of president clinton, chris, and i thought he looks younger. younger than he looked in a long time and it's the 20-year anniversary of that amazing '92 campaign where he closed it out barn storming and he was losing his voice. i think president clinton sees barack obama has the completion of his legacy. we know that there was tension between them and tension between president obama and hillary clinton. but they're all come together. whatever happens with hillary clinton in the future, i think the president understands that this president needs to get ewhen ekted to vindicate democratic parties. i think the economy will get better no matter who is president. >> i agree. >> i think that 47% video put the clintons and the obamas on the same side of that divide. >> i think you're right. it's who you're fighting for and speaking to. i watched bill clinton today in new hampshire and i thought,
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god, the guy still has it. a dozen years after he was impeached for lying about sex, he is a rock star. a tremendous amount of appeal. not just democrats, but also the independents. and that's why tomorrow, tomorrow the obama campaign is sending him to four stops in your great state of pennsylvania. he's like the ace reliever you put in the ninth inning to shut down the other side if you think they may score some runs late in the game. that's what they are doing with bill clinton. four events in one day is not an easy thing to do, but he looks raring to go. >> let's talk about the unity of the party. the phrase of democrats in disarray is something i grew up with. you thought the words went together. >> it was redundant. >> good ahead, david. >> a redundant phrase. >> here you go, you have
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democratic party, president obama and president clinton were campaigning together yesterday in virginia. let's see. >> as you can see, i have given my voice this the service of my president. >> the wonderful praise, because i think i've been using it myself, is president obama a good president? not decent president, not great president, not whatever, not even excellent, but is he a good president? and if he is a good president, consider that when you vote. is this a good president. and bill clinton, a matter of language, used that phrase today. did you hear that today? joan? >> yes. and he also said in the service of my president. i thought that was very moving, chris. the way that this president has been demonized and made not american and put outside the pail of politics and the way that the republican party which impeached bill clinton, has embraced bill clinton, the president putting his arms around -- president clinton
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putting his arms around president obama literally and figurely is so important, especially with this troublesome white working class vote. i think this makes a difference. >> which class is legitimate according to republicans, david? >> how far back -- i guess harry truman they liked. >> they liked kennedy's tax cuts. they never talk about lbj much. they thought jimmy carter was illegitimate. and they thought bill clinton was completely illegitimate until this campaign. but bill clinton comes out there and to take joan's point and he says not just that he's my president, he's our president. coming from another president who has made hard decisions and even they we though /* though we often disagreed with, it's really putting the stamp of legitimately back on a guy who shouldn't have to fight for it
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but has had to because of republican obstructionism. >> let's listen to romney talking about the president out for revenge. people accuse me of seeing and hearing things. but i look at pattern of this, from donald trump top sununu. it never ends. and romney again today, he's running as if he's like america's team, like the dallas cowboys. like he's the american candidate. who gave him that? where did he get that snrs 23 >> and we've got people on the right saying there are threats of race riots if president obama loses, which is disgusting. glenn beck and rush limbaugh claim that health care is reparations. i agree with you chris. i think that revenge remark feeds right into that. look at what they're going to do to us. it feeds into paranoia. >> it's been a continuation from day one. mitt romney has gone out there and said that barack obama doesn't understand america. he doesn't get america. he's not one of us. ann romney has repeatedly said barack obama is not a grownup. you talked about john sununu
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saying he was lazy, he didn't understand america. it's not even code anymore. it's this guy is not a real american. donald trump can say he is born overseas. newt gingrich can say he's an african in terms of his temperament and ideas. it's all part of this continuum that mitt romney has not said no to. >> read michael smerconish's column today. it is along these lines. it is brilliantly written. it got him into trouble with people that don't agree. because it's true. up next, we're learning that governor chris christie was possibly ticked off by being strung along for being mitt romney's running mate. who would put out a story like that? it was said, he only did it because he was jilted at the alter. he was dumped because he fell in
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just two days before election, we have the latest polling on some senate races. let's check the "hardball" score board. in massachusetts, warren has a four point lead over brown. warren 50. that's a good number. and brown, 46.
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in ohio, senator brown leads mandel by 6. by the by wab that's 51-45. very solid. nelson leads mac in the tampa bay times poll. nelson 49, mac 43. surprised how close that is. casey is up over smith in the new morning cal. 48-42. these are all pretty close. finely to montana where new mason dixon poll has rehberg leading john tester 49-45. that's rough. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose.
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philadelphia enquire says is oddly timed in a source. politico dropped an intrigues piece, exclusive christie. christie was mitt's first choice for vp. the mitt's first voice for vp. it shows a chris christie who felt jilted after being led to believe he would be selected as the vp before being ditched. the implication is his dark motive is that romney hurt his feelings. with michael steele, chair of the republican national committee. both are msnbc political analysts. gene, i don't know. i find one part of this thing puzzling. why would romney' people be putting out the word two days before an election that the reason governor christi was so helpful with president obama working together with him is he thought he was almost promised a vp job and was hurt by not getting it in favor of paul
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ryan. why would they put that out? >> it's a dig at christie. it did them a lack of character. showing him as a jilted psycho girlfriend or psycho boyfriend who got left at the altar. and that's why he's running to the arms of the other guy. it's incredible they would do this now against a republican governor who gave a keynote speech. he has a crisis in the state. >> i think if miss haversham in "great expectations." the woman left at the altar and still sitting 30 years later with the wedding cake. is this the jilted old lady who never got over being jilted by her lover? >> i don't know if it's about that. come on!
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you know it is. >> i know it's political ignorance. i had to deal with those voices who tried to undermine the efforts because they don't like what you've said or done or the direction you have taken the party, it's the same tone deaf people who don't understand chris christie is the governor of a place devastated by a storm. what is he going to do. say this is a political season. screw you until after the election? come on. this is not how it works and they know it. this is bundled up to be news, undermines his momentum and effort as a distraction. certainly the romney campaign doesn't need it. i think this is a bone headed conversation. >> that's whoo i'm bringing it up. could this be an excuse for people who might lose the election but want to blame it on
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christie? >> absolutely. >> you make it too easy on me. chris christie defended his praise of president obama. let's listen to the governor. >> i don't understand telling why the president of the united states that he's done a good job when he's done a good job equals an endorsement. so the fact of the matter is, and mitt romney knows it, and so does the president of the united states. i endorsed mitt romney 13 months ago because i thought he was the best guy for the job. on tuesday i'm voting for mitt romney because i think he's the best guy for the job. >> the relationship between the president, president obama and president romney has just begun. this is going on go on for years and years. the easy stuff is what we're dealing with now.
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christie would have been a fool to poke his finger in obama's eye. you praise in public and criticize the private. >> that's what you said. >> right. this speaks to how bone headed and ignorant they are. it's giving cover in case the election doesn't work out. all this praise, i mean it's so disconnected from reality. the governor is doing what the governor needs to do. i know when we had to deal with hurricanes and blizzards in maryland. christi did. god bless him. >> i once again agree with you. thank you, michael steele. almost u.s. senator for maryland. when we return let me measure
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i sat at a big high school gymnasium recently. i saw argo. a movie about the united states candidates conspireing together back in '79 and then watched the audience cheer at the top of
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their lungs. this country is hungry for success. it wants to feel good about itself. the key is to end the roadblock that stands in the way of moving forward. now mitt romney says he's the most likely to clear the roadblock because he can work best with the die hard right in the house congress. he can? what would make anyone think that? he spent the primary caucuses buckling to every demand of the right. he signed every document, wore every robe. sold his political name to the political sellers. we could only see the hand signing the signature reading back the oaths anyone else that said sign here if you really want it that bad. the right wing of the country hates the word compromise. th